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  • Health officials see flu declining but warn of measles

    Just as California’s record-setting flu season seems to be fading, with 278 deaths confirmed as of Friday, health officials warned that another infectious and sometimes deadly virus has arrived --  measles. Fifteen Californians have come down with...
  • Ballenas encallan en Florida en cantidades inusuales

    Ballenas encallan en Florida en cantidades inusuales
    Más de 90 ballenas han quedado atascadas en las playas de Florida en los últimos dos meses —casi tres veces el promedio, asombrando así a los biólogos marinos y dejándoles la incógnita de un posible común denominador. La serie de frentes fríos que...
  • Bill Gates: The world is better than ever

    Bill Gates: The world is better than ever
    Bill Gates wants you to feel much better about the future of mankind. Things are looking up, he says, way up. "By almost any measure, the world is better than it has ever been," Gates wrote in his annual letter chronicling the work of the Bill & Melinda...
  • The Kid's Doctor: Don't get too rattled about your child's health during 'sick season'

    Pediatric offices are swamped right now! In the first months of the new year, children always have colds, RSV, flu, vomiting, diarrhea, conjunctivitis and strep throat, just to name a few of the illnesses "lurking" around right now. What I don't...
  • In Hawaii, a healthcare system apart

    In Hawaii, a healthcare system apart
    HONOLULU — When the giant kapok and nawa trees that tower over the Queen's Medical Center in downtown Honolulu were planted more than a century ago, Hawaii faced a health crisis. Many on the islands, including the queen who founded the hospital in...
  • Modified measles virus targets and destroys cancer, study says

    Modified measles virus targets and destroys cancer, study says
    Can an injection of the measles cure cancer? In a recent clinical trial, researchers say that a genetically modified strain of the virus showed an ability to target and reduce tumors in a human patient. Writing in the journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings,...
  • Ignorance Can Help Bring Measles Back

    The infectious disease measles was declared "eliminated" in the United States 14 years ago, thanks to widespread vaccination, but that doesn't mean it is unknown here. Since January, four cases of measles have been reported in Connecticut — more...
  • CDC: Vaccines given over 20 years prevented 731,700 premature deaths

    CDC: Vaccines given over 20 years prevented 731,700 premature deaths
    How much are childhood vaccines worth to America? Nearly $1.7 trillion, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That dollar figure represents the net savings of 20 years’ worth of vaccines administered to American children...
  • Regreso a clases: Hora de vacunar a los hijos

    Regreso a clases: Hora de vacunar a los hijos
    Ahora que arrancan las clases el 19 de agosto en todo el sur de Florida, ha llegado el momento de vacunar a los hijos. Los departamentos de salud de los condados de Broward y Palm Beach están ofreciendo vacunas gratuitas para los niños, justo antes...
  • Thoughts from Dr. Joe: Reaching for peace after Newtown

    I've never been able to dispel the memory of Dec. 1, 1956. Ninety-two children and three nuns died in a fire at Our Lady of the Angels Elementary School in Chicago. I was in the third grade, and time has not erased feelings of despondency and insecurity....
  • Letters and maps tell history of Laurel during Civil War

    Although no battles were fought in Laurel during the Civil War, the city's railroad was a strategic resource for the Union Army, numerous units of Union soldiers were stationed here and the military's presence added a different element to the city's...